Hola from Sunny Spain! Yes I am on my holidays in Palma Nova, but scheduled this to go out whilst I was away. Over at Kerrymay Makes a Mess Facebook group last year we ran a challenge for a Travelling Art Journal swap. In the end we had three different circles going and I am pleased to say I have received my journal back. I have been meaning to film the flip through for a few weeks now, so I finally got my backside into gear and have done it. You can see the finished flip through of my book below. Please do drop me a comment on You Tube and leave a thumbs up.
The title image is a collage of the other books and pages that members passed around, there is such a lot of talent in the group. Below I will share some of the pages from my book so you can see a close up of the art and mixed media art journal pages.
Here's the cover of my journal, it just is a cheap Paperchase sketchbook which I picked up for £1 then decorated the cover.
Travelling Art Journal Pages
Here is each page of my fabulous book, I love it.
Aren't they just amazing? I also currently have a Junk Journal Challenge going on in my group you can read about it here Junk Journal Challenge 2018 (It's not too late to join in), simply head over to my group Kerrymay Makes a Mess or share your images with the hashtag #kmmamjunkjournal on Instagram or Twitter.
Take care and I will see you on social media
The colours blend so beautifully they are so vibrant and pigmented that it just makes painting a dream.
In addition to the backgrounds I added Archival Ink in jet black to the page using an embossing folder which I added ink to. I then used a Heavy Texture Modelling Paste and a stencil from Ali Express to create texture. You can get some great and very cheap art stencil masks over at Ali Express and they are all less than £2.50.
This is the second page I have created in this way, the first page I created for a swap I took part in on Instagram. I love the end result of both the pages. This really is stunning paint, I can't wait to get the whole set.
Have you tried the Daniel Smith watercolours yourself? What did you think? Pop me a comment below.
KMMAM Junk Journal Challenge Returns for August 2018
20th July-1st August post a picture of your supplies
10th-20th August - Post updates of your progress
25th August - Post a sneak peek of your pages
31st August - post a pic and or video of the finished journal.
Use old supplies up that you may be hoarding or that you were going to throw out use scrap paper, old paper, doily's, ephemera and they can be bound however you choose (rings, sewn, stapled, embellished or not), so start gathering your bits and pieces now.
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Hi everyone, it's been a while since I shared a flip through of my art journals, so I thought I would do a quick video of a peek into 3 of my art journals to show you the art work I have created recently and when I started. Have a look at the video below for a peek inside.
One of my favourite art pages that started out as a swatch test page of the Jane Davenport Brights and the Prima Pastel watercolours.
A short post today to share the video, but I hope that you enjoyed watching. Please leave a comment to let me what you thought either here or on You Tube and don't forget to subscribe to my channel for art video updates, you can view the first half of the book here. Art Journal Flip Through #1
Art Journaling Series
Happy National Scrapbook Week
This month as part of the Mrs Brimbles Creative Team I have been playing with watercolours and drawing gum again, but in a completely different way to last time. In Anna's latest Patreon tutorials, she has been showing us how to create something called 'Journal Spots', journaling cards that use drawing gum to create a resist area that we can then use to write or journal on. I love them! It's also National Scrapbook Day on Saturday, so happy scrapping!
I have created 4 different cards, each with a different purpose in mind. The one above is for my Happiness and Bloom Journals (both of which are junk journals). I have used the cards as prompts for further journaling. The one below is one of my long term goals: To move to Spain, it is something that I WILL be doing, even if takes until retirement to get there.
The Growth and Happy journaling cards are my Words of the Year, so something I have been holding dear and trying to live up to. Happy seems to be working for me at the minute. I have been much happier in my work and this has had a knock on effect in all areas of my life. I have used the card to document my weekend at Cambs Planner Con last week and you can see this in my journal below. It was such a lovely event and great to finally get to meet some of the lovely people I have spoken to online and to see friends that I have already met through the planner and journaling community. The page also uses stickers from Anna from both the ones that were sent with our ticket and ones from the latest Brimbles Box (Planner Nerds Bright's).
I've loved creating and using the Journal Spots and it is something I will be creating and making again. Do check out Anna's Patreon Page, she has updated it to include lots of new goodies and rewards including a tier where you can get the Brimbles Box included.
Take Care and I will see you soon,
Modelling paste and stencils for texture in your art journal pages
You will see in the video how I have used modelling paste with stencils. I used a heavy texture paste and built it up over masking tape and tissue, finishing off with acrylic paint.
You can get some great and very cheap art stencil masks over at Ali Express and they are all less than £2.50.
Tissue paper and embellishments for texture in your art work
Other methods for adding texture to art journals
Finally in the video I have used salt with watercolour, this really adds a grainy texture to your pages. You can also see more tips here including adding talc to thicken your acrylic paint.
Art Techniques for Art Journaling
It's the Easter holidays - yay, so I have been busy creating and 'arting'. I have two completely different things to show you today, a junk journal I am working on and a quick 5 minute art journal / creative journal page, that shows you that creating art doesn't need to be a big task.
Junk Journal / Goal Journal:
5 Minute Creative Journal Art Page
My second creative video is a 5 Minute Art Page (also in my junk journal) and Creative Journal Page Process of my 5 favourite things currently. The page is part of a mini challenge by Anna Brim over on her Facebook group - Mrs Brimbles Happy Place as part of her group and You Tubes 5th birthday celebrations. Check out Mrs Brimbles Channel here.
I'm really looking forward to completing the journal and using the prompts from the group to complete it. Main goals are to focus on moving to Spain, not something I plan on doing just yet, but it certainly is my ultimate goal.
Here's some more images from inside the journal.
I'd love to hear what you have all been up to and creating, do you have any ultimate goals? Leave a comment below. I also encourage you to join in with the Monthly challenge over at Dream Create Journal.
Take Care and if you are still off work for the holidays, Happy Holidays
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Great news; I've updated the Members Only Area with some new goodies and freebies. I have added 5 lovely collage sheets from my Brusho art that you can use in your art and journals to cut up or use as backgrounds. And if you missed it there is the Self Care Travelers Notebook template too.
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Take Care and have a great week. I'm so busy this week with exams at the schol I teach, so I will be back in the Easter holidays,
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